Oasis/Desert at Phoenician, The

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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
64.5%
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3.1
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6310
Slope 130
Rating 70.3
Type Resort
The Desert/Oasis Course was the Phoenician's first 18 holes, which were later joined by the Canyon nine. The aptly named course may have desert surroundings but its numerous palm trees and blooming flowers will make golfers feel as though they've been transported to a tropical destination. Although all three golf courses cover only 150 acres, none of them feel cramped. Any lack of length is quickly forgotten after playing the creative challenges of the layout. The golf course offers plenty of variety that make it appealing to low and high handicappers alike. Dramatic elevation changes characterize the Desert nine, providing the breathtaking views that have led it to be the most requested course. The Oasis nine is memorable as well with water coming into play on six holes and a unique moat of sand on the par-4 finishing hole.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6310 yards 70.3 130
Phoenician 70 5842 yards 69.0 122
Forward (W) 70 5024 yards 69.7 113
Scorecard for Oasis/Desert
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 69.0/127 421 518 211 419 218 358 396 340 321 3202 415 505 303 220 443 180 502 120 372 3060 6262
Phoenician M: 69.0/122 W: 73.4/132 393 489 177 377 182 335 371 330 304 2958 390 490 291 200 377 168 481 101 349 2847 5805
Forward M: 63.7/108 W: 68.7/117 352 451 122 325 125 312 304 260 247 2498 375 442 266 161 264 114 436 80 327 2465 4963
Handicap 7 5 3 1 11 17 9 15 13 10 8 14 6 2 12 4 18 16
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 35 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 3 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Fairways TiffDwarf Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder Forrest Richardson (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Reviews

3.7
729

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 68
Patio Dining 43
19th Hole Scenic Views 32
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 134
Water Hazards 105
Bunkers 95
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 109
A Weekend Splurge 83
Entertaining Clients 79
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 140
At a Resort 125
Near the Airport 46
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Fair
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Fair
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Good course to play in Scottsdale area

The course is a simple and fairly easy lay-out with some challenging holes. Greens were hard and quite slick and would be a good golf experience, except for the pace of play of over 5h.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Suprise !!!!

They are closing next week for a year. we were not told they have left the course un-maintained and closed 17th hole and shortened 18. no marshal and we had 4 drunks behind us hitting into us. we finished in 4 hours.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Experience

My wife and I were visitors to The Phoenician golf course on Wednesday, December 27th. We booked a tee time online on Monday and we were aware that the course was beginning its renovation process on January 8th, 2018; however, the entire experience was one that has left us disappointed and quite frankly very upset. We typically play on city courses as they are more affordable for us to visit on a more frequent basis, but today was a special occasion. I purchased the round of golf for my wife and I as a first wedding anniversary gift thinking that it would be a nice treat for us to play a luxury course and enjoy the amenities that come with that type of course. Unfortunately, I was sorely mistaken and I wish that I had chosen to visit the Biltmore Golf Course, which would have been $20 cheaper and of a much higher caliber. To begin with, we were not greeted in any fashion upon walking up to the bag drop. A gentleman did take our bags from us but only after we stood there for a minute or so looking around for assistance. We were told to visit the pro shop, where the gentleman behind the counter was very nice. We decided to spend our time waiting for our tee time on the practice putting green, which was expertly maintained with luscious green grass. If only I could have played my entire round on that single practice green as that was the only real grass that I was to see for the rest of the day. As our tee time approached we got into our cart and headed to the first tee. As we were about to get ready to tee off, from hole 1, an employee approached us and said that we were actually going off of 10 and that another employee had gone to collect our playing partners for the day. This was the first interaction we had with one of your employees in regards to our round of golf for the day and it was all very disorganized. Our playing partners were very nice and their company was appreciated; however, they only had one full set of clubs between the two of them. The female of the group only had two clubs with her, an iron and a putter, for the entire course. While they were both very nice, this would never be allowed on any course we've played before and it did slow down our pace of play as she proceeded to tee off of almost every hole, including the par 5's, with an iron. Mentioning pace of play, I was astounded to be approached before we had even finished the second hole about our pace of play. The "course assistant" rolled up as we were making our way down the fairway and proceeded to tell us that we needed to catch up with the group in front as the course was very busy today. My wife and I had yet to adjust to the poor course conditions, and as mentioned above in regard to our partner's club situation, we were still able to catch up with the group ahead of us by the 4th hole, finishing the entire round only 4 minutes over Time Par. It would have been nice to have some more time to acclimate to the course before being hounded about our pace of play. Speaking of poor course conditions, I was astonished to see that major construction had already started and that the upkeep of the entire course was far from what we saw advertised on their website. As I mentioned at the beginning, we were aware of the upcoming construction, which the website stated was set to begin on January 8th. That being said, we did not expect to come across drained, brown, and smelly lakes, and dying greens and fairways that had clearly been painted green in an attempt to hide their true condition. In addition to the fairways and greens being painted, the general upkeep of the grass was poor - there were many divots that had not been repaired on a majority of the greens, and some of the greens were lacking in general repair as there were piles of dirt on them and very uneven edges. Overal, the entire course lacked a clean and manicured appearance, making us wish we had saved our money and supported one of our local, city courses. In the end, we just wanted the round of golf to be over and done with so that we could go home. I am upset that I wasted my money on this course to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and would not reccommend it to anyone looknig for a luxury round of golf.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Fair
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Course is being altered

Going through a course design alteration , brown fairways. Not the Phoenician that it was last year.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Management letting course go

Phoenician is one of my favorite places to play so I was surprised by the condition of the course. The staff let me know that the course will be closing in a month for 10 months so they did not over seed the course so the rough was in terrible shape. The also spray painted parts of the course green. I understand not over seeding as the course is closing in January but knock the price down to summer rates as the course was not worth the price and there was no notice of this on Golf Now when I reserved a tee time.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

gorgeous

Very beautiful and a little challenging. But worth it.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A very nice track

Good conditions with many choices per hole. Can’t wait for the redesign. If you can play it now. The par three in the back has one of the best views in the valley. Would suggest you get there early the breakfast burrito is great.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

ready to shut down

they are shutting this course down in January. they should shut it down right now course looks terrible bad condition karts running poor. used to be one of the best courses in all of Phoenix. still getting Phoenician prices though. Buyer beware.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good

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